South Dakota Wine Festivals
Want to get out and taste great wines in the great
state of South Dakota? Then look for a a South Dakota Wine Festival! These wine
events are a perfect way to fill a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Local South Dakota wineries set up booths and dispense their special wines
for you to taste and buy. It's a great way to sample a wide variety
of wines in one fun-filled place. South Dakota has several wonderful wine
and food festivals scheduled every year for locals and visitors
to enjoy. At most festivals you can expect to pay a nominal entrance
fee that then allows you to sample all the wines offered at the
event. Others sell tasting tickets that you can use at your tasting
discretion. Located in and around cities like Buffalo, Timber Lake, Aberdeen
and Webster, there are wine festivals that bring you the best samplings
of SD wines. Many specialize in fine SD wines as well as national
and international wines. At every booth you can expect to find helpful
and friendly wine experts eager to answer your questions.
At festivals like Great Dakota Wine Festival in
Vermillion in September, Feast of the Great Chefs & Auction
in Sioux Falls in November, or South Dakota Department of Agriculturs
Wine Expo in Deadwood in March, you may find wines from Belle Joli
Winery, Schade Vineyard, Strawbale Winery, Wide Sky Wines, and many
others at South Dakota wine festivals. In addition to wine, these
events can include excellent food to sample, prepared by local restaurants
and chefs. And often you can expect music too. After all, nothing
pairs better with wine than a little Jazz, or Blue Grass music.
Local musicians are out playing their best music to accompany the
wine tasting. Whether you're visiting Rapid City, Sturgis, Sioux
Falls and Yankton you can find a local wine, food and music festival
that will perfect your SD vacation. The most popular time of year
for these festivals are the Fall and Summer months, but they are
also scheduled during holiday months as well. Imagine sipping some
great wines while watching the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony!
So although, you may not have time to visit all of South
Dakota's great wineries, you can taste their wines at these
great events. So get out and enjoy! As always, Wine Bar Wineries
is here to help you find exciting wine, food and music festivals
For more information about South Dakota Wine & Food
Festivals contact the South Dakota Department of Tourism at 711 East Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-3369 Telephone: 605 773-3301 or 800-732-5682.